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Wim Wenders
ERNST WILHELM "WIM" WENDERS (German: ; born 14 August 1945) is a German filmmaker , playwright , author , photographer , and a major figure in New German Cinema . Among many honors, he has received three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature : for Buena Vista Social Club (1999), about Cuban music culture, Pina (2011), about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch
Pina Bausch
, and The Salt of the Earth (2014), about Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado . One of Wenders' earliest honors was a win for the BAFTA Award for Best Direction for his narrative drama Paris, Texas (1984), which also won the Palme d\'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival . Many of his subsequent films have also been recognized at Cannes, including Wings of Desire (1987), for which Wenders won the Best Director Award at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival
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Düsseldorf
DüSSELDORF (German: ( listen ), Low Franconian , Ripuarian : Düsseldörp ) is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the seventh most populous city in Germany. Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
is an international business and financial centre, renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. The city is headquarters to one Fortune Global 500 and two DAX
DAX
companies. Messe Düsseldorf organises nearly one fifth of premier trade shows. Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
is known for its academy of fine arts ( Joseph Beuys
Joseph Beuys
, Emanuel Leutze , August Macke
August Macke
, Gerhard Richter , Sigmar Polke
Sigmar Polke
, and Andreas Gursky ), its pioneering influence on electronic/experimental music ( Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk
) and its Japanese community
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Rhine Province
The RHINE PROVINCE (German : _Rheinprovinz_), also known as RHENISH PRUSSIA (_Rheinpreußen_) or synonymous with the Rhineland (_Rheinland_), was the westernmost province of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Free State of Prussia , within the German Reich , from 1822 to 1946. It was created from the provinces of the Lower Rhine and Jülich-Cleves-Berg . Its capital was Koblenz and in 1939 it had 8 million inhabitants. The Province of Hohenzollern was militarily associated with the Oberpräsident of the Rhine Province
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Germany
Coordinates : 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9 Federal Republic of Germany _Bundesrepublik Deutschland_ (German ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit " "Unity and Justice and Freedom" (de facto) ANTHEM: _ Deutschlandlied _ (English: "Song of Germany") (third verse only) Location of Germany (dark green) – in Europe (green "> (green) – Ca
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Lisa Kreuzer
LISA KREUZER (born ELISABETH KREUZER; December 2, 1945) is a German television and film actress with credits for appearances in over 120 films and television series. Kreuzer featured with Dennis Hopper in Wim Wenders ' film The American Friend (1977), a German-French co-production. Other Wenders' films featuring Kreuzer include Alice in the Cities (1974) and Kings of the Road (1976). She additionally features in Christopher Petit 's Wenders-influenced Radio On (1979) which was shot in the UK and is predominantly in English. She performed in the German TV series Derrick from 1977 to 1990 on nearly a dozen occasions
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Ronee Blakley
RONEE SUE BLAKLEY (born August 24, 1945) is an American entertainer. A singer-songwriter, composer, producer and director, she is perhaps best known for her work as an actress. Her most well-known role was the fictional country superstar Barbara Jean in Robert Altman
Robert Altman
's 1975 film Nashville , for which she won a National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for an Academy Award . She also had a role in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). CONTENTS* 1 Life and career * 1.1 1970s * 1.2 1980s * 1.3 Personal life and recent activity * 2 Works * 2.1 Discography * 2.2 Film * 2.3 Television * 2.4 Composer * 2.5 Soundtracks * 2.6 Director, writer 1923–2009). Blakely has three siblings, brothers John and Stephen Blakly, and a sister Marthetta "Muffie." Ronee's brother Stephen died of AIDS in 1996, at age 44
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Golden Lion
The GOLDEN LION (Italian : _Leone d'Oro_) is the highest prize given to a film at the Venice Film Festival . The prize was introduced in 1949 by the organizing committee and is now regarded as one of the film industry's most distinguished prizes. In 1970, a second Golden Lion was introduced; this is an honorary award for people who have made an important contribution to cinema. The prize was introduced in 1949 as the Golden Lion of Saint Mark (the winged lion which had appeared on the flag of the Republic of Venice ). Previously, the equivalent prize was the _Gran Premio Internazionale di Venezia_ (Grand International Prize of Venice), awarded in 1947 and 1948. Before that, from 1934 until 1942, the highest awards were the _Coppa Mussolini_ (Mussolini Cups) for Best Italian Film and Best Foreign Film. No Golden Lions were awarded between 1969 and 1979
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The State Of Things (film)
Gray City (USA) Axiom Films (UK and Ireland) RELEASE DATE September, 1982 (premiere at VFF ) 18 February 1983 (U.S.) RUNNING TIME 124 minutes COUNTRY West Germany Portugal
Portugal
United States LANGUAGE English THE STATE OF THINGS (German : DER STAND DER DINGE) is a 1982 film directed by Wim Wenders . It tells the story of a film crew stuck in Portugal
Portugal
after the production runs out of film stock and money. The director travels to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
in search of his missing producer. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Filming * 4 Background info * 5 Awards * 6 References * 7 External links PLOTA film crew in Portugal
Portugal
shoots a black-and-white science fiction film about the survivors on a post-apocalyptic Earth, titled The Survivors. The shooting stops when the production runs out of film stock and money
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Golden Palm
The PALME D\'OR (French pronunciation: ​ ; English: GOLDEN PALM) is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes
Cannes
Film Festival . It was introduced in 1955 by the organising committee. From 1939 to 1954, the highest prize was the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film. In 1964, it was replaced again by the Grand Prix du Festival before being reintroduced in 1974 as the Palme d'Or. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Award winners * 3 Multiple award winners * 4 Honorary Palme d\'Or * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY The Commune of Cannes
Cannes
coat of arms In 1954, the Jury of the Festival de Cannes
Cannes
suggested giving an award titled the "Grand Prix of the International Film Festival" with a new design each year from a contemporary artist
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Paris, Texas (film)
PARIS, TEXAS is a 1984 road movie directed by Wim Wenders and starring Harry Dean Stanton , Dean Stockwell , Nastassja Kinski , and Hunter Carson . The screenplay was written by L.M. Kit Carson and playwright Sam Shepard , while the distinctive musical score was composed by Ry Cooder . The film was a co-production between companies in France and West Germany, and was shot in the United States by Robby Müller . The plot focuses on an amnesiac named Travis (Stanton) who, after mysteriously wandering out of the desert, attempts to reconnect with his brother (Stockwell) and seven-year-old son (Carson). After reconnecting with his son, Travis and the boy end up embarking on a voyage through the American Southwest to track down Travis' long-missing wife (Kinski)
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Cannes Film Festival
The CANNES FESTIVAL (/ˈkæn/ ; French : _FESTIVAL DE CANNES_), named until 2002 as the INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (_Festival international du film_) and known in English as the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, is an annual film festival held in Cannes
Cannes
, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès . On 1 July 2014, co-founder and former head of French pay-TV operator Canal+
Canal+
, Pierre Lescure , took over as President of the Festival, while Thierry Fremaux became the General Delegate. The Board of Directors also appointed Gilles Jacob as Honorary President of the Festival. The 2017
2017
Cannes
Cannes
Film Festival , its 70th anniversary, took place between 17 and 29 May 2017
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Faraway, So Close!
FARAWAY, SO CLOSE! (German : IN WEITER FERNE, SO NAH!) is a 1993 German fantasy film directed by Wim Wenders . The screenplay is by Wenders, Richard Reitinger and Ulrich Zieger. It is a sequel to Wenders' 1987 film Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire
. Actors Otto Sander , Bruno Ganz and Peter Falk reprise their roles as angels who have become human. The film also stars Nastassja Kinski , Willem Dafoe and Heinz Rühmann , in his last film role. The story follows the angel Cassiel, who unlike his friend Damiel, chose not to become human in the original despite being told of the joys of life. Cassiel only becomes human in the reunified Berlin, but quickly becomes involved in a criminal enterprise that threatens his newfound life and his friends. Wenders opted to pursue the project, desiring to make a film set in Berlin
Berlin
after the fall of the Wall
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Silver Bear
The BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (German : Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin), also called the BERLINALE, is one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media events. It is held annually in Berlin
Berlin
, Germany. Founded in West Berlin
Berlin
in 1951, the festival has been celebrated annually in February since 1978. With around 300,000 tickets sold and 500,000 admissions it is considered the largest publicly attended film festival worldwide based on actual attendance rates. Up to 400 films are shown in several sections, representing a comprehensive array of the cinematic world. Around twenty films compete for the awards called the Golden and Silver Bears. Since 2001 the director of the festival has been Dieter Kosslick . The EUROPEAN FILM MARKET (EFM), a film trade fair held simultaneously to the Berlinale, is a major industry meeting for the international film circuit
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The Million Dollar Hotel
THE MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL is a 2000 American drama film based on a concept story by Bono and Nicholas Klein , directed by Wim Wenders , and starring Jeremy Davies , Milla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich
, and Mel Gibson . The film features music by U2 and various artists and was released on the soundtrack, The Million Dollar Hotel: Music from the Motion Picture . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Production * 3 Soundtrack * 4 References * 5 External links PLOTA group of very different people live in a hotel in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
California
including the romantically involved Tom Tom (Davies) and Eloise (Milla Jovovich). The events that unfold are the result of the death of an important resident; the son (Tim Roth) of a billionaire media mogul. His father commissions an FBI agent (Gibson) to look into his death
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Filmmaker
FILMMAKING is the process of making a film . Filmmaking involves a number of discrete stages including an initial story , idea , or commission, through screenwriting , casting , shooting, sound recording and reproduction , editing , and screening the finished product before an audience that may result in a film release and exhibition. Filmmaking takes place in many places around the world in a range of economic , social , and political contexts, and using a variety of technologies and cinematic techniques . Typically, it involves a large number of people, and can take from a few months to several years to complete
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Playwright
A PLAYWRIGHT, also known as a DRAMATIST, is a person who writes plays . CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 History * 2.1 Early playwrights * 2.2 Aristotle\'s _Poetics_ techniques * 2.3 Neo-classical theory * 2.4 Well-made play * 3 Play formats * 4 Contemporary playwrights in America * 5 New play development in America * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links ETYMOLOGYThe te